Court Register: Results from magistrates courts

Grantham Magistrates Court
Grantham Magistrates Court

These are the results of recent hearings at magistrates courts serving our area.

Grantham Magistrates Court, July 9

Steven Diver, 50, of Rosehip Road, Morton, admitted using a mobile phone while driving in High Street, Morton, on December 5, 2012. He was fined £85, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20 and had three points put on his licence.

Robert Day, 41, of Priory Road, Stamford, admitted driving a Volkswagen Golf in Empingham Road, Stamford, without third party insurance on December 12, 2012. He was fined £310, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £31 and had six points put on his licence.

Loughborough Magistrates Court, July 10

James Gray, 39, of Foxglove Road, Stamford, pleaded guilty to drink-driving in Langham on June 15. A breath test revealed a reading of 74. The legal limit is 35. He was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £380 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £38 victim surcharge.

David Stewart, 31, of Wing Hall, Wing, pleaded guilty to drink-driving in Burley Road, Oakham on June 17. A breath test revealed a reading of 74The legal limit is 35. He was banned from driving for 18 months, fined £350, £85 costs, £35 victim surcharge.

Georgina Melvin, 19, of High Street West, Uppingham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving in Caldecott on May 25. A breath test revealed a reading of 75. The legal limit is 35. Banned from driving for 20 months, fined £110, £85 costs, £20 victim surcharge.

Roy Watchorn, 25, of Hortons Lane, Whissendine, admitted three charges of being knowingly concerned in an attempt to fraudulently evade the prohibition on the importation of large quantities of the class A drug, Psilocybin, at Whissendine. The offences were committed on August 28, October 8 and 9. Watchorn also pleaded guilty to possessing quantities of the class A drugs Lysergide (LSD), Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Bromodimetho-xphenethylamine, Psilocybin and MDMA in Whissendine on November 15.

Watchorn was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He must comply with requirements during a two-year supervision period including carrying out 250 hours of unpaid work. Watchorn was also ordered to pay an £80 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Spalding Magistrates Court, July 11

Richard Vernalls, 37, of Princess Grove, Market Deeping, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or disorderly behaviour in Market Place, Market Deeping, on June 21, 2013, while serving a suspended prison sentence.He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 20 months, and banned from any licensed premises in Market Deeping with the exception of the Co-operative and Tesco stores. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Matthew Bird, 22, of Meadowgate, Bourne, admitted damaging a window worth £888 at Stephen Knipe and Co in West Street, Bourne, on June 2, 2013. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £728 and a victim surcharge of £15.